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. >> the united nations general assembly, the foreign minister sent his government to crack down on protesters and blamed for an intervention. -- foreign intervention. >> any objective analysis in and around syria will demonstrate that the purpose of the unjust anti-syria campaign currently under way is to attack this model of coexistence that has been the source of pride to our people. how can we are otherwise explain media provocations? what purpose could this serve other than total chaos that would dismember syria and consequently adversely affect its neighbors? what else could this course to achieve other than spread western hegemony. and expand israel's interests. i assure you that our people are determined to reject all forms of intervention in internal affairs. we can continue to pursue security and stability. >> of the crisis began six months ago, and the united nations says 2700 people have been killed. the bbc and other news organizations have made repeated attempts to gain official access to syria. finally, they have been granted a visa. this is her exclusive report. >> we have been
to create chaos that with dismember the country. speaking at the united nations general assembly the syrian foreign minister defended his country's crackdown on protesters blaming the campaign on foreign intervention. >> any objective analysis of the events in and around syria will demonstrate that the purpose of the unjust anti-syria campaign under way is to attack this model of co-existence that has been a source of pride to our people. how can away otherwise explain media provocations, financing and arming religious extremism? what purpose could it serve on total chaos to dismember syria a and adversely affect its neighbors. what else could this course achieve other than spreading western hegemony over the countries of the mediterranean and serving israel's expansionist interests? i assure you our people are determined to reject all forms of foreign intervention in their internal affairs. we shall continue to pursue security and stability. >> let's get other stories. the appeal hearing of amanda knox convicted of killing her british flat mate continues in an italian city. a defense lawye
a news session of the united nations general assembly there is no shortcut to peace in the middle east. this session looks likely to be dominated by palestinian demands for full statehood, to be submitted in writing. president obama has called for more direct talks between palestinians and israelis. there are warnings of the american stance could provoke a new cycle of violence. jeremy bowen reports from new york. >> middle east diplomacy temporarily transferred to new york can snarl up traffic. but it seems unable to match the challenges of a conflict that is once again looking dangerous. >> it is time for us to say not on our watch. >> supporters of both sides were there. israel is keeping pressure on the obama administration to veto any palestinian application for u.n. membership. pro palestinians pushing for a seat of the un has a giant step toward independence. even with the prospect of an american veto, palestinians are climbing some victories. they have put back the issue not just of u.n. membership, but their independence on an international agenda. a year ago, president obama
days from forming a new government. as palestinians push shunned for united nations membership, the head of the general assembly tells the bbc they have the right to make their case. >> it is 9:00 a.m. in singapore. >> it is 2:00 a.m. and london, broadcasting to viewers on pbs in america and around the world, welcome to "newsday." >> a suicide bomber posing as a peace envoy had has killed the men leading afghanistan's effort to negotiate with taliban. burhanuddin rabbani, the former afghan president, died in his home in the capital of kabul during a meeting with two members of the taliban. >> heavy security tonight outside the house in kabul close to the american embassy. where the former president burhanuddin rabbani was killed by of taliban fighter with eight bomb concealed in his turban. he was a divisive leader and a surprise appointment to lead the council set up by president karzai to talk peace with them. the afghan president heard the news in new york just before he met president obama. >> the mission yet undertaken was of vital to the afghan people and for the security
. >>> six months after it authorized military force against colonel gaddafi, the united nations security council has eased several sanctions imposed on libya, freeing up the movement of oil and money to help the country back on its feet. the resolution was passed hours after the u.n. general assembly voted with some objections to give the libyan seats to the u.s. transitional council. >> while the forces of the national transitional council are moving forward on the ground in their effort to control all of libya, their diplomatic forces have made advances also per. the first was the recognition of the u.n. general assembly of their right to represent at the united nations. neighboring egypt led the call for the resolution to be accepted. >> arguing against that would only prolong the suffering of the libyan people and delay in achieving justice, particularly the 90-member states of the united nations have recognized the libyan national transitional council as the only representative of the libyan people. >> shortly after the jubilant visit by several world leaders, the resolution was alw
. the united nations secretary ban ki-moon will open the un general assembly or the world leaders get to take center stage in new york. the dominant topic this week, the rebuilding of libya and the palestinian quest for membership of the world body. are you and correspondents has this. >> this year's general assembly will be dominated as much by leaders who are not here by those who are. moammar gaddafi is one of the victims of the wave of democratic revolutions that have swept the arab world. he was once the supreme leader and is now replaced by the end of the rebel council. libya is not the only state with revolutionary change. tunisia and egypt are sending your representatives. there is unrest and violence in syria, in yemen, and bahrain. but the u.n. is not simply reflecting changes in the arab world, but may become a part of them. palestinians will ask to be accepted as a u.n. member states, an act of independence that they say was inspired by the arab spring. palestinian activist in front of the u.n. press corps, illustrating their campaign with a unc for palestine. >> our people say if
war. the u.n. general assembly gave him its best welcome. so did palestinians in ramallah on the west bank. >> president abbas ignored america's pressure to keep their future away from the united nations. president abbas said he wanted to animate -- negotiate. he accused israel of apartheid, taking land palestinians want for their state to build illegals they'll look -- some as for jews. >> settlement activities in body the core of colonial military occupation of the land of the palestinian people and all of the brutality of aggression and racial discrimination. this policy is the primary cause for the failure of the peace process. >> israel's road to independence came from a u.n. vote. >> united kingdom, abstained. united states, yes. >> the resolution divided the british from palestine. the plan created a jewish state and one for palestinians. jerusalem was kept under international control. the palestinians rejected the plan and israel won the war that followed. palestinians are prepared to except much less than they rejected in 1947. they want a capital in east jerusalem, land occu
. six months after it authorized military force against colonel gaddafi, the united nations security council has eased several the sanctions it imposed, freeing up the movement of oil to help the country. the resolution was passed hours after the u.n. general assembly voted with some objection to give the seat to the national transitional council. will grant reports. >> while the military forces struggle to make progress on the ground, their diplomatic forces have made advances. the first step was the formal recognition by the general assembly that the ntc has the right to represent libya. egypt led the calls for the resolution to be accepted. >> arguing against that would only prolong the suffering of the libyan people. and delay achieving justice. particularly as close to 90 member states of united nations have recognize the ntc, as the only representative of the libyan people. >> coming after jubilant victory, this resolution was always expected to pass. but for the transitional council, another important step toward full recognition by the international community. >> the general
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